Books and literature

July 17, 2020 - 8:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — With a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, three major literary arts nonprofits have teamed to administer $3.5 million for organizations struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. Along with the Mellon foundation, the Academy of American Poets, the Community of Literary...
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This cover image provided by DC shows "Rorschach" by writer Tom King. (DC via AP)
July 15, 2020 - 5:17 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — DC is releasing a new “Watchmen” spin off based on the Rorschach character, but the unveiling of the limited comic series has been met with mixed reactions. Some critics online questioned whether the masked vigilante should be the primary focus after DC announced the sequel “...
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This image released by Alfred A Knopf shows executive director of the National Book Foundation, Lisa Lucas, who has been named senior vice president of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group imprints Pantheon and Schocken. (Beowulf Sheehan/Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group via AP)
July 15, 2020 - 8:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the organization which presents the National Book Awards is joining the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Lisa Lucas, executive director of the National Book Foundation since 2016, has been named senior vice president of the Knopf imprints Pantheon and Schocken Books. “I...
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This undated image released by Grand Central Publishing shows actor and author Andrew McCarthy, who is writing “Brat: An ’80s Story," expected next spring. McCarthy starred in the ’80s films “Pretty In Pink" and “St. Elmo’s Fire." (Brian Harkin/Grand Central Publishing via AP)
July 14, 2020 - 7:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Actor-writer-director Andrew McCarthy, a 57-year-old father of three, keeps getting asked about his “Brat Pack” years in the 1980s. He is now ready to answer. Grand Central Publishing announced Tuesday that McCarthy's “Brat: An '80s Story” will come out next spring. Grand Central is...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2018, file photo, Naya Rivera participates in the "Step Up: High Water" panel during the YouTube Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif. The search to find “Glee" TV show star Rivera in a Southern California lake ended Saturday, July 11, 2020, without any results, authorities said. The Ventura County Sheriff's Office said in a tweet Saturday night that the search of Lake Piru will resume Sunday morning. Authorities said Thursday they believe Rivera drowned in the lake. Her 4-year-old son was found alone in a rented boat. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
July 13, 2020 - 9:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Naya Rivera, a singer and actor who played a gay cheerleader on the hit TV musical comedy “Glee,” was found dead Monday in a Southern California lake. She was 33. Rivera's body was discovered five days after she disappeared on Lake Piru, where her son, Josey, was found July 8 alone...
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This photo provided by Random House shows the cover of Andrew Weissmann’s "Where Law Ends: Inside the Mueller Investigation." A lead prosecutor for special counsel Robert Mueller has a book coming about the two-year investigation into the alleged ties between Russia and the presidential campaign of Donald Trump. Random House announced Monday, July 13, 2020, that “Where Law Ends” will be published Sept. 29. (Random House via AP)
July 13, 2020 - 8:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A top prosecutor for special counsel Robert Mueller has a book coming out this fall about the two-year investigation into the alleged ties between Russia and the 2016 campaign of President Donald Trump. Random House announced Monday that Andrew Weissmann's “Where Law Ends: Inside...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2017, file photo, novelist Colson Whitehead speaks to fans after discussing his Pulitzer prize-winning book "The Underground Railroad" at the English-language bookstore Shakespeare and Company in Paris. Already this year's recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and the Orwell Prize for political fiction, Whitehead is now being honored by the Library Congress. On Monday, July 13, the library announced that he had won the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File)
July 13, 2020 - 6:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Colson Whitehead keeps winning awards. Already this year's recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and the Orwell Prize for political fiction, Whitehead is now being honored by the Library of Congress. On Monday, it announced that he had won the Library of Congress Prize for...
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Students wear face maska as a precaution against the new coronavirus during the first day of reopening of state high schools in Bekasi on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, July 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
July 13, 2020 - 4:02 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Several Indian states imposed weekend curfews and locked down high-risk areas as its coronavirus cases surge. The number of infections neared 900,000 on Monday with a record 28,701 cases reported in the past 24 hours. The total of 878,254 is behind only the United States and Brazil...
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This cover image released by PublicAffairs shows "A Most Wicked Conspiracy: The Last Great Swindle of the Gilded Age," by Paul Starobin. (PublicAffairs via AP)
July 07, 2020 - 8:52 am
“A Most Wicked Conspiracy: The Last Great Swindle of the Gilded Age,” by Paul Starobin (Public Affairs) Rules, laws and honesty meant little to Alexander McKenzie, a Gilded Age political boss in North Dakota who chummed around with deep-pocketed capitalists and U.S. senators. After gold was...
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FILE - In this December, 1960, file photo, then President-elect John F. Kennedy, standing at center, is surrounded by members of his family in home of his parents in Hyannis Port, Mass. Standing, left to right, are Ethel Kennedy, wife of Robert Kennedy; Steven Smith and wife Jean Kennedy Smith; Robert Kennedy; Patricia Kennedy Lawford; Sargent Shriver, Joan Kennedy, wife of Edward Kennedy; and Peter Lawford. Foreground, left to right: Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Joseph P. Kennedy and wife Rose Kennedy seated in front; Jacqueline Kennedy; and Edward Kennedy. The death on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, of Jean Kennedy Smith, the last surviving sibling of President Kennedy, means Camelot's inner circle is almost gone. (AP Photo, File)
July 07, 2020 - 7:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The late Sargent Shriver, the Peace Corps' founding director and an architect of President Lyndon Johnson's “War on Poverty,” left behind at least one unfinished project. RosettaBooks announced Tuesday that it had acquired Shriver's memoir “We Called It a War,” which he worked on in...
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